A History of Design Manager

Timeline

2017
January 1

2016 – Today

2018 – API and Mobile App Coming Soon

2018 – New hardware environment for backbone of DM Cloud software Coming Soon

2017 – Development team hires new programmers to boost feature releases and improve internal systems

2017 – Strongest sales growth in our history thanks to our loyal customers and new client base

2017 – Design Manager rolls out four new releases of Pro Cloud with new features such as Vendor Markups/Discounts/Fees, New Checkbook and Credit Card Reconciliation window, Speed Improvements, a new look for tabs and grids throughout the software, and much more

2017 – Pro 7 R2 reach end of product life cycle

2016 – Pro 7 R1 and SE6 reach end of product life cycle

2016 – Venus Williams, international tennis champion, best-selling author, entrepreneur, and interior designer endorses Design Manager

2016 – Design Manager’s team continues to grow with four new hires

January 2

2012 – 2015

2015 – Design Manager offers a total office in the cloud solution with Email Services, Voice Services, Cloud Servers, and more

2015 – Design Manager partners with The Chaise Lounge Podcast, the #1 interior design podcast

2014 – New look for DM and DM Pro Cloud

2014 – New Help Center is released

2013 – Rolling cloud updates launched

2013 – ClientConnect, a product which allows designers to have their clients view and pay proposals and invoices online, is released

2012 – As a result of partnering with Skybox Innovations, CloudSpace is released

January 3

2009 – 2011

2011 – Design Manager partners with Skybox Innovations

2011 – Quick Quote released

2011 – Pro 7 R3 released

2010 – Partnership with Dream Draper is forged

2010 – DM2011 released

2010 – iPhone and iPad become compatible with DM Cloud

2009 – Pro 7 R2 released

2009 – Design Manager partners with Merchant Warehouse and PayChex Payroll

January 4

2006 – 2008

2008 – Pro 7 Cloud released to allow Professional users to employ cloud commuting

2007 – DM Cloud software allows designers to work from anywhere

2007 – SE6 Cloud and Pro 7.0 released

2006 – DM Standard Edition 6 (SE6) is released to the public

January 5

2000

2005 – Joe Kissel and Brad Martin take over the ownership of Design Manager

2002 – Professional 6.0 released

2000 – Remote Data Collection module added to Professional 5.0

2000 – DM2000 created as an update to Design Manager 4.0

January 6

1990

1995 – Professional 5.0 released with point-of-sale

1992 – Design Manager 4.0 for Windows released with full inventory system

January 31

1980

1986 – software is released for MS-DOS

1985 – DM works with several design firms to learn the needs of local interior designers

1984 – Rich Williams and Bill Smith found Design Manager